Okay, I swore that I would never bother with body kits or any real aesthetic modifications to my car, but a friend is about to swap his SMS front end out for a new Reiger cup kit and side skirts, and I can have it for free if I want. Free = the only reason I am even considering it. However dogshit is also free, by which I mean just because something is free does not necessarily mean it is going to be a good thing. I have unfortunately elected to paint my black perimeter moldings because I am fucking sick of dressing them up every three days as they start looking ragged, so the molding-less front end will not look out of place on the car. Once on, I will also be readjusting the front end's ride height up a bit to even out the lower SMS bumper with the rest of the car. This does not bother me because right now the front end is too low, and my wheels will be back on their way to me from HRE and I had pretty much elected on a higher ride height anyway to spare them any more drama....yeah right. SO....should I do it? I am not asking any other forums because I want a straight and honest answer and I know I will get it here, even if I don't like it. My car's front end now: The SMS front end on the car it is on now. Just try and picture it on my car, which is a bit lower, with all panels the body color ( )and HREs on the side: My honest thought is that I have done all performance modifications in the two and a half years that I have had the car, and since this will cost me nothing, why not do it? The front end isn't that much different from the stock E36 M3 aesthetic, it's just broader and fatter.....however there is this part of me that feels like once I mess with the stock aesthetic of my car that I will have tainted its look with a caricature front end...and it could be a colossal mistake. I will be honest - since it is coming to me anyway, I am probably going to have it painted and see what it looks like on the car. If I don't like it, then it's coming off....but I am still curious to hear your opinions on the matter. Thanks in advance guys.